Penn Libraries Events & Exhibitions
Music in the Pavilion
Detail from Ludwig Abielle, Ill sonates pour le clavicin ou pianoforte opera III (France, 17th century), UPenn Ms. Codex 13, Kislak Center.

Music Department
Kislak Center and the Penn Libraries
  • William Noel, Director, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts | Director, Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies
  • Richard Griscom,Associate University Librarian for Collections and Liaison Services
  • Liza Vick, Head, Otto E. Albrecht Music Library
The University of Pennsylvania's Music Department and the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts are proud to present our third jointly sponsored music series Music in the Pavilion. Taking place in the beautiful sixth-floor Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion in Van Pelt Library, the series showcases an array of professional and international musicians, not only performing gems from standard concert repertoires but also premiering works found only in the wealth of materials—print and manuscript—held in the Kislak Center's collections. Enriching the experience of each concert, attendees will have the opportunity to hear brief lectures by eminent scholars and graduate students that will contextualize the music historically, socially, and culturally
All concerts are on Fridays at 7pm and are free of charge. Join us at 6:15pm for a discussion prior to concerts except when noted. Registration is requested.

September 28, 2018 Musicians from Marlboro
Classical and Romantic Chamber Music
Lecture by Christopher Serkin on Marlboro History

November 9, 2018 Mezzosoprano Meg Bragle
An Evening with Alma Mahler
*No pre-concert talk*

February 15, 2019 Cello Soundings: Tom Kraines & Friends
Contemporary Music from Europe and the U.S.
6:15 Pre-concert talk by Erik Broess
Register here

April 5, 2019 Tempesta di Mare Chamber Players
A Tale of Two Italian Cities: Baroque Music from Venice and Naples
Register here

Class of 1978 Pavilion, Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, 6th floor
3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
free and open to the public (please show photo ID at entrance)